In- form Barty makes main draw in Toronto
QUEENSLANDER Ash Barty has moved strongly on to the North American hardcourt swing by winning through qualifying for the WTA Toronto main draw.
Barty, ranked No. 57, will meet France’s 55th- ranked Oceane Dodin in the first round in Toronto because of her 1- 6, 6- 2, 6- 2 win over American Madison Brengle in the last round of qualifying. Barty and top- ranked Australian Daria Gavrilova are the Australian entrants in Toronto.
Sam Stosur, 18 places below Gavrilova at No. 43, hopes to make her return from a hand injury in Cincinnati next week.
In the US, Brisbane’s John Millman lost his Lexington Challenger final 4- 6, 7- 6 ( 7- 3), 6- 3 to American Michael Mmoh and Sydney’s Alex de Minaur had no more luck in his Challenge final in Spain, with a 6- 3, 5- 4 loss to Jaume Munar.
Brisbane’s Lizette Cabrera lost her Toronto qualifier 6- 4, 6- 2 to Irina- Camelia Begu.